"Bought Michael's book and was impressed by his story. I am his sister and have witnessed his life and struggles along the way. Mike's MS has truly impacted his entire life. Yet, he makes the best of every day and never complains. This book was his dream come true and his wife supported and helped to see it through publishing.
I have used this book to combine family and friend schedules to plan trips. I have used it to help plan flower and vegetable gardening tasks. For now, I am using it as a helpful guide for planning events in the future. If you are a visual person like me, you will love Life's Calendar by Michael Goodman.
~Christine Larson (sister)
"Good information on simplifying a goal - oriented life and reducing associated stress and chaos. My favorite part was probably the trials and tribulations of the author's life and how to deal with them."
~ Dr. Willian Shuffett (surgeon)
"The author's life story is compelling." ~ Casey Tanaka (educator)
"Life's Calendar by Michael Goodman is a great resource for keeping track of one's life's goals, challenges and accomplishments. I love using it to organize my thoughts, big goals for the year as well as to record big milestones. The simple layout of the To-Do's and the 12-month calendar for the year, helps to visualize the year ahead and puts into perspective how precious each year is, filled with unique experiences, goals and life events.
It is easy-to-use and a great way to end up with an autobiography in one central place. " (Naira (entrepreneur)
Life’s calendar is for parents and their children. The parents are to lead a young person to have a great life. These are strategies that will help a family do well with this fantastic part of life of raising a child. I believe it is the parent’s role to help a child become an outstanding person in their life.
Along the way of my search, I realized that the best way to help my new child was to help him realize that his life was really a lifetime to do good. He gets to decide how to spend this time that he had been given in his new life.
We’ve all used a calendar on the wall or on our desks to manage a day, a week, or even a month. Whether our calendar was on our wall at work or at home. Whether it was on the wall or in a folder to go, our computer, or any type of electronic device, this is how we’ve been taught to think about this portion of time.
Serendipitously, I realized that my new son-to-be at this point should look at his whole life. So I started a calendar for a hundred years for my son Keaton’s whole life. This calendar was a hundred pages long for a hundred years of lifetime for Keaton to live.
I thought it would be a good way for him to separate his life by decades, which was kind of how life seemed to go, so I made the decades of his life different colors. This would be a good way to help him differentiate between these different parts of his life.
Zero to ten would be his younger years. Eleven to twenty-one would get Keaton through most of his school years; his twenties would be to finish school and start his life’s career and so on and so on, as he would choose how to live his life.
I realized along the way of putting this hundred-year calendar for Keaton’s life that the back of each year’s page was blank. It seemed perfect to use that blank page of the previous year for the next year’s to-do list and other relevant things for that year.
This Life’s Calendar for Keaton was not meant to be his day-to-day calendar, but all this work turned into his Life’s Calendar. This was his big picture place where he would write down his relationships he would develop and the locations and events that were part of his life.
Everything that was a part of him, we’d work together in his first decade of life to record in his Life’s Calendar. The things that were important to him showed promise for his future. We could plan things that he wanted in his life.
Life’s Calendar became where the person that owns their own LC will enter all their life happenings, relationships, and accomplishment until this Life’s Calendar contains everything that they have become.
When they decide that they’ve found what they want and experience the parts of life that they have wanted to, then they can do some bigger planning for a longer-term type of thing. Like it says on the cover, “You decide how it turns out.” Life’s Calendar has many tools that can be used along the way in life.